"Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation" holds the third session of "Diwan Al-Shi'r Al-Arabi" (Arab Poetry Diwan) tomorrow, Tuesday, December 20, 2022.
December 19, 2022
Albabtain Central Library for Arab Poetry is hosting the third session of "Diwan Al-Shi'r Al-Arabi" (Arab Poetry Diwan), organized by the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation. The session will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 6:00 PM. The session will focus on discussing issues related to the Arabic language, Arab poetry, and its criticism. The session, titled "Arabic and Poetry," will be moderated by the poet Salem Al-Rumaithi and will feature the participation of a distinguished group of academics and intellectuals.
On October 18th of the past year, the poet Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, who is also the President of the Board of Trustees of the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation, inaugurated the activities of "Diwan Al-Shi'r Al-Arabi" (Arab Poetry Diwan). The event was attended by several poets, critics, and writers from Kuwait and the Arab world.
During the opening of the Diwan in October of the previous year, the poet Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain emphasized that the Foundation would continue to support Arab poetry. He stressed that he would not hesitate to undertake everything necessary to preserve the leading role of poetry, enabling poets to reclaim the stature they historically held during its prosperous eras.
He highlighted that poetry is the pulse of hearts, the expression of emotions, the depiction of life, the voice of the world, the message of humanity, and its hope for resolving its crises through the insights and creative ideas it carries, and which might be unique to poetry and poets. He stated, "While Western and Eastern writers have literary salons where they gather, let Kuwaiti poets have a poetry Diwan that brings them together."
He continued, "Just as every Kuwaiti household has a designated room for their Diwan gatherings, let there be a Diwan for poetry in Albabtain Central Library, where poets can convene on the third Tuesday of every month."